Re: page fault fastpath patch v2: fix race conditions, stats for 8,32 and 512 cpu SMP

From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: 2004-08-18 01:37:15
On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 08:28:44AM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> This is the second release of the page fault fastpath path. The fast path
> avoids locking during the creation of page table entries for anonymous
> memory in a threaded application running on a SMP system. The performance
> increases significantly for more than 4 threads running concurrently.

Please reformat your patch according to Documentation/CodingStyle
(or just look at the surrounding code..).

Also you're duplicating far too much code of the regular pagefault code,
this probably wants some inlined helpers.

Your ptep_lock should be called ptep_trylock.

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Received on Tue Aug 17 11:50:06 2004

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